Bars in Newcastle

Newcastle is a city which is famous around the world for many things, and a great nightlife scene is one of them.

The city centre is particularly well known for a great night out, due to the huge number of bars located close to each other and the fact that Newcastle is such an easy place to navigate.


But there are also plenty of excellent bars outside of the centre of the town, in areas such as Jesmond, Gosforth and Heaton, to name just a few.


Discover some of January's featured bars below or scroll further down the page to view some great places to drink in different areas of Newcastle and elsewhere in the North East.


Click the 'Bar Explorer' button to view all the bars featured on Newcastle Uncovered and use the filters to find the place you are looking for. You may well find an exciting new venue to try next time you hit the town for a night out.

January's Featured Bars

Some great bars worth visiting this month

Which Area Are You Interested In?

Newcastle City Centre Bars

North East residents and visitors to the region are spoilt for choice when it comes to places to drink in the centre of Newcastle. It's no wonder that the city has regularly been voted as one of the best places in Europe for a night out.


If you're looking for bars in Newcastle's city centre, there are numerous areas to consider visiting, including near Central station, Haymarket, Northumberland Street and of course, Newcastle's iconic Grey Street.

Newcastle bars

Newcastle Quayside Bars

Newcastle's Quayside is a great place to enjoy drinks, especially during the summer when you can enjoy your favourite tipple in the sunshine, with the world-famous Tyne Bridge as your backdrop. 


But summertime is by no means the only time to head down by the river for a night out or some afternoon drinks. Newcastle's Quayside is a very popular bar area all year round and there are plenty of great restaurants, cafes and pubs there too.

Newcastle Quayside bars

Jesmond Bars

If you're looking for a place to drink outside of the city centre, then the bars in Jesmond will always be a good option. 


Osborne Road is the most well known area of Jesmond when it comes to bars, but there are a number of other excellent options just a short walk away from there.


Jesmond is particularly popular during bank holiday weekends when you will see the bars and terraces full from late morning right through until the end of the night. 

Jesmond bars

Gosforth Bars

Gosforth, particularly the High Street, has a number of excellent bars and pubs to consider, providing another option for those wanting to avoid heading into the city centre. 


If plans change and the temptation of continuing the night out in the town proves too much, then all it takes is a short taxi ride before you are right in the centre of Newcastle. 


Gosforth bars

Gateshead Bars

Head over to the Gateshead side of the River Tyne and you will find plenty of brilliant places for a drink.


From the Gateshead Quayside and the immediate surrounding area to places like Whickham and Low Fell, there's plenty on offer south of the Tyne.

Gateshead bars

Bars in Other North East Areas

Away from Newcastle and the areas in the immediate vicinity of the city, there are numerous destinations to consider which are known for their decent selection of bars and pubs.


The coastal area, including Tynemouth and Whitley Bay, or places in Northumberland such as Hexham and Corbridge are just a few options definitely worth considering, if you fancy a change of scene. 

North East bars

Newcastle Bar Explorer

Use the 'Bar Explorer' tool below to browse all of the bars listed on Newcastle Uncovered. New venues are being added all the time so be sure to check back regularly to see what's new.

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  • Hopefully the details on this page will give you some inspiration next time you are planning a night out.

    If you are looking for Newcastle pubs rather than bars, then we also have a page for that.



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